Understanding the making and unmaking of Bharatanatyam

By: Ragamalika Muraleedharan  

This paper examines how the making of Indian Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam) – during the nationalization period and the unmaking of it since the early 1990s with the emergence of globalization – is to be looked at as a spectrum of events whose multiple outcomes are politically, socially and culturally inter-related. This paper examines two artists Aniruddha Knight and Navtej Singh Johar using the analytical structure of Susan Foster to look at their dance works and show the impact, working of the spectrum at the present.

Classicization, Globalization, Bharatanatyam
The Arts in Social, Political, and Community Life
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Ragamalika Muraleedharan

Graduate Student, Sociology, Shiv Nadar University

I am Ragamalika.M, pursuing my Education in B.A. Research Sociology 2nd Year at Shiv Nadar University- India. I am a passionate academic and creative writer. I like to ponder upon untouched themes, research on them a lot and try formulating it. A rational human being who comes up with unique and interesting ideas. Art and sociology are my favorite disciplines. Apart from curricular entities, I am very much active in extra curriculars like sports, Dance (Bharatanatyam) and drawing. I am proud of my communication and writing skills which i have been developing since my school days. Research is a new realm for me to explore and work in.